McKINNEY (KRLD/CBSDFW.COM) – A McKinney man is in critical condition after police say an intruder shot him with his own gun.
The house on Surry Lane, between Hardin Boulevard and Lake Forest Drive, is for sale. The homeowner was there Wednesday morning when police say he heard noises, grabbed his gun, and was confronted by three would be burglars.
One of the intruders took the gun away from the homeowner and shot him. The suspects then ran from the scene.
“When the officers arrived on scene they began to check the residence. They were able to locate the homeowner at the back of the residence, on the patio,” explained Lt. Mark Moyle, with the McKinney Police Department. “The homeowner had been shot one time through the upper left torso.”
The house where the shooting occurred is valued at half a million dollars, but Lt. Moyle says that makes little difference. “I think the reality about it is that these kind of things can occur in any neighborhood, regardless of the cost of the neighborhood.”
The condition of the homeowner has actually deteriorated since the 3:45 a.m. shooting.
The robbers are still on the loose.